Important Question for consideration regarding Ron Paul being nominatedSubmitted by Britons4Paul on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 08:44
It seems there is some confusion on whether or not Ron Paul has a plurality of delegates in 5 or more states.
Based on what I have been able to ascertain, the state rules regarding binding of delegates has NO BEARING on whether or not that state's delegation can place a name into nomination.
So here is the question. Has anyone from the states that have a plurality of delegates actually started the process to place the name of Ron Paul into nomination?
Secondly, is there anything that must be done at the state level prior to the convention to ensure the name is placed into nomination?
If for example there must be some sort of local convention, vote, resolution, etc., from the STATE prior to the convention in Tampa.
Thirdly, is this process dealt with prior to the main event in Tampa, e.g. during the committee meeting in Tampa during the days before the main convention (Week commencing 19 August)?
I think the last thing anyone (other then the Establishment and Romney camp) would want is a large turn out for Ron Paul only to find out that we missed our chance to nominate him because we didn't follow the correct process.
Given that the campaign (read Benton et al) aren't being very vocal or taking the lead on this, I think its important to bring this to everyone's attention to consider.
Maybe someone from the U.S. side of the pond can reach out to known leaders among the delegation in the states where Dr Paul has a plurality to confirm that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure that any process or rules are being followed.